Bald Eagles in Flight; The Prince Rupert Airshow

The BC sky was filled with feathered dive-bombers, swooping, diving, cartwheeling and sweeping low over shallow waves, Prince Rupert, raptor squadron reporting to entertain. Dozens of bald eagles provided a spectacular display, rivalling any international airshow, their acrobatics the envy of even the most skilled pilots; an elegant dance in the sky. Every passenger was on the deck, gasping, and whooping at …

The Mural Festival in Montreal; A Celebration of Street Art

Street art done properly, it can transform a neighbourhood, and even an entire city. It enhances dull, and boring buildings, making them bright, and vibrant works of art. The streets become interesting, capturing imaginations, and a pleasure to discover. Montreal obviously agrees, as it recently held a mural festival, celebrating creativity with a variety of street art. A number of invited, talented young …

A Lobster Fishing Cruise on Prince Edward Island

This trip wasn’t the one anticipated, advertised as lobster fishing; I was looking forward to an authentic experience with, you guessed it, a lobster fisherman. It may have been slightly naïve of me to have expected this, especially when twelve assorted media people boarded the bus to Georgetown, from where our adventure was due to start. I’m not sure they …

Grand Manan, New Brunswick – Smokehouses and Lighthouses

Idyllic islands are the stuff of dreams; deserted, tropical shores in the Caribbean, or South Pacific, preferably without the Tom Hanks talking to a volleyball moments. Grand Manan, in the Bay of Fundy, Canada isn’t tropical, and too attractive to ever be deserted, so it still fits the bill. There aren’t any coconut palms and it’s not especially isolated, though it …